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Singapore to Go Car-Lite by 2020

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If you’re wondering what Singapore has planned for Electrical Vehicles (EVs), then wonder no more.

Someday in the not-too-distant-future, you’d be able to pick up an EV from your neighbourhood, drive to your destination, and leave your vehicle there, just like a one-way car rental.

Yes, thanks to the upcoming EV Car-sharing programme, users can enjoy the convenience of not having to drive back to the original location to return their cars.

If all goes well, every HDB town will have an EV car-sharing facility by 2020. This vision is the target of an agreement signed between BlueSG, a subsidiary of Bollore Group, which is the world’s largest EV car-sharing operator, and Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Economic Development Board (EDB), to create a car-lite infrastructure that is greener and more sustainable.

In fact for the next ten years, an island-wide EV charging infrastructure of 2,000 charging points will be set up to support the use of EVs here, and up to 20 per cent of these charging points will be available for public use. Singapore will launch the first EV car-sharing programme of 125 Bluecars and 250 charging points by mid-2017, with Ang Mo Kio, Jurong East and Punggol slated to be the pioneering HDB towns.

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